A Tale of Two Sunsets

Tara and I got back from a weekend trip to the Oregon coast yesterday afternoon. It was my anniversary gift to her, and it seemed fitting. After all, we were married at the coast. We always make it a point to catch the sunset when we’re there. Friday evening, we arrived with about 90 minutes toContinue reading “A Tale of Two Sunsets”

We’ll Leave the Math to Sir Isaac Newton

The good news: we had a great weekend at the coast. The weather was perfect, we did a whole lot of lounging, ate some delicious seafood, and even spotted whales offshore. The bad news: I gave myself a headache trying to figure out this whole “tides” thing. I’d never really thought about it before. HighContinue reading “We’ll Leave the Math to Sir Isaac Newton”

Holy Matrimony!

As I write this post, I can hear waves crashing on the shore. I’m in a hotel room in Newport, Oregon, with the balcony door open and the cool salt air wafting in. I can hear the occasional cries of seagulls over the roar of the surf. It’s been a constant in my ears sinceContinue reading “Holy Matrimony!”

Kite Therapy

There is nothing more therapeutic than flying a kite. This surprises me. You wouldn’t think such a simple pursuit would bring much joy. All you’re doing is standing there, holding onto a string. The wind does all the work for you. Sure, you have to tug on it occasionally and make an adjustment or twoContinue reading “Kite Therapy”

10 Ingredients for a Perfect Summer Day

At 8:30 yesterday evening, I got up from my spot on the sand, and made my way to the surf line. I was standing on the edge of the continent, camera at the ready, crashing waves from the Pacific Ocean lapping at my feet, as the westering sun dipped toward the horizon. I was thereContinue reading “10 Ingredients for a Perfect Summer Day”

Beachy Keen

Every so often, I develop a craving for salt air and sand. Fortunately, the Oregon coast is exactly 100 miles from my front door. Well, give or take a few inches. All I’ve got to do to quench my thirst is hop in the car, point it west, and start driving. Less than two hoursContinue reading “Beachy Keen”